Modern Defensive Training Systems

MDTS Training

MDTS is a New York based firearms training and personal protection consulting company. We specialize in pistol, concealed carry, shotgun, carbine, defensive knife, less lethal, physical defense and threat awareness training courses. Mobile training courses are available in N.Y. and abroad. Contact us to host a training course at your range or location. Click logo below to see schedule of classes near you.

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Shotgun Ammo for Home Defense: Part 2

Shotgun Ammo for Home Defense   Before reading any further be sure to catch up on Part 1 of this series.     Buckshot Buckshot […]

Shotgun Ammo for Home Defense: Part 1

Shotgun Ammo for Home Defense     Context of Use The circumstances in which a civilian may employ a shotgun are likely going to be […]

Reinforce Exterior Doors

Reinforce Exterior Doors   With weather slowly getting better here in the Northeast more and more people are out and about. This may include those […]

Retention Shooting Considerations

  Retention Shooting Considerations         1) Robust body posture and forward drive.   In a contact distance fist fight or wrestling match […]

Less Is More: AR15 M4 M16 Carbine Maintenance

The M16, M4, AR15 family of carbines are highly reliable when maintained properly. However, I still see consistent issues with proper cleaning and maintenance of […]

Rapid Home Defense Options

Rapid response time is critical in a home invasion or burglary situation. People buy guns for “home defense” but never consider how fast something like […]

Choosing A Flashlight for Every Day Carry

Choosing A Flashlight for Every Day Carry   Here are some considerations for buying an every day carry light for personal defense. How the light will be […]

Test Your Tactical Folding Knife

*Please note, it is YOUR responsibility to know and understand the laws regarding carrying a knife and or using it for self defense purposes. Use […]

Gun Belts, Options and Alternatives

Gun Belts, Options and Alternatives Gun belts are an important piece of every day carry (EDC) kit which can sometimes be overlooked or glossed over. A good […]

Shotgun Patterning Considerations

Shotgun Patterning Considerations – some thoughts, considerations and recommendations for patterning the defensive shotgun.   Shotgun Patterning Considerations   Understanding and knowing the “pattern” your […]